Neil Patrick Harris Is Coming Back to Broadway
Less than two weeks after hosting Broadway’s biggest night bringing in over the top reviews for The Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris has another reason to be celebrating for his love of Broadway. As one of our generations most loved entertainers, it seems as though the general public just can’t get enough of Neil Patrick Harris. However, it seems as though Broadway will be the new place for fans to get a dose of one of their favorite all time entertainers. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news of Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical that features a book text is by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Tras. The musical is a rock musical which tells the story of a fictional rock and roll band headed by a transgendered singer. In the musical, Hedwig talks directly to the audience through what the writers call an extended monologue.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch will make its Broadway debut in spring 2014. As of right now, besides Neil Patrick Harris, the only known detail of the production is its director. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, best known for directing American Idiot and Spring Awakening, will direct the production. No additional creative team or cast members have yet to be announced. There is also no theatre currently announced to house the production.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch ran Off-Broadway for 2 years receiving the Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical. The production was remounted multiple times in Boston, Los Angeles and London after it closed in New York. The show has a very strong following that is excited for the production to make its Broadway premiere.
When asked about the production, Neil Patrick Harris responded;
“I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can’t wait to begin the journey.”
Luner on Theatre is very excited for Hedwig and the Angry Inch to make its Broadway premiere next spring with Neil Patrick Harris. We have actually experienced this production before and absolutely love the piece. This is a true experience you cannot miss in the theatre. Neil Patrick Harris being attached to the project only makes it that much better. We can’t think of Neil Patrick Harris being attached to this project only in order to sell tickets or to ensure that Hedwig really gets its heels off the ground in its Broadway premiere. Neil Patrick Harris is an entertainer and one of the best currently living. He is a true actor and will bring to life magic on stage as he always does with no matter what he is doing.
Luner on Theatre will be sure to keep you updated on the breaking news of Hedwig and the Angry Inch making its way to Broadway in spring 2014. Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Mayer will unite to create a one of a kind experience on the Great White Way! Until we know more, stay tuned! Click here to check out our Official 2013 Tony Awards Review which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!